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SEIU ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT THAT AVERTS STRIKE AGAINST SAN DIEGO COUNTY

 

By Chris Jennewein

Originally posted at Times of San Diego, a San Diego Online News Association member

September 10, 2017 (San Diego) -- The union representing 10,000 San Diego County employees announced Saturday it has reached agreement on a new contract that will avert a potential strike.

“We now have an agreement that helps to close the wage gap for critical public servants like nurses and social workers which is an essential step in alleviating chronic staff turnover and significant short staffing of services to vulnerable residents of San Diego,” said David Garcias, president of the Service Employees International Union local 221.

SEIU COUNTY WORKERS CALL STRIKE FOR SEPT. 12-13

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: SEIU via Facebook

August 30, 2017 (San Diego) – Last night, Service Employees International Union Local 221 workers voted to hold a strike on September 12 and 13 over what the union contends are unfair labor practices. The union represents over 10,000 county employees in San Diego and Imperial Counties including public workers in county and city governments as well as school districts. Those workers include public health nurses, social services employees, librarians, clerical staff and more. 

EAST COUNTY RESIDENTS SERENADE MISSION VALLEY MALL


By Nadin Abbott

 
December 21, 2011 (San Diego) -- Twenty members of Women Occupy San Diego serenaded Mission Valley Mall with modified lyrics of traditional Christmas Carols to tell the message of the Occupy movement. According to Masada Disenhouse of La Mesa this will bring the Occupy message to the community at large.
 
 As another Occupier explained, “Middle Class Women are doing this so the next generation has a democracy.” She added, “this is a way to show another face of Occupy to people who have jobs.”

 

ALVARADO HOSPITAL BOUGHT BY PRIME HEALTHCARE


Company is under federal and state investigation for allegations of fraud, high rates of life-threatening infections

By Miriam Raftery

 

November 18, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Prime Healthcare Services, Inc. has acquired Alvarado Hospital, a 306-bed facility east of San Diego State University, from Plymouth Health. But the buyer's troubled trackrecord raises concerns about the quality of patient care and more.

SCHWARZENEGGER ORDERS MINIMUM WAGE FOR STATE WORKERS

Four unions that agreed to slash pensions exempted from order

“I find it wrong for a Governor worth $40 million to be telling a state worker earning $40,000 that you are only worth $7.25 an hour.” – Lace Watkins, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
 

July 1, 2010 (Sacramento) – State workers won’t be celebrating this holiday weekend. Late today, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered the State Controlled to reduce pay for state workers to minimum wage , $7.25 an hour, until the Legislature passes a state budget. The announcement has left thousands of workers worried over how to cover their families’ living expenses with wages slashed to the bone.

POWAY SCHOOL BOARD TO CONSIDER GETTING RID OF SCHOOL BUSES AT APRIL 19 MEETING

 

April 16, 2010 (Poway) – Faced with a budget crunch, the Poway Unified School Board will consider elimination of regular education transportation at the Poway Unified School District school board meeting on Monday, April 19. Cutting out buses would mean 3,300 Poway Unified students would have to find an alternative way to get to school.